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98.1 Saturday with Pete Hanson

Got big plans for the weekend? Whatever you’re up to I appreciate you taking us along and making 98.1 part of it. Whether you’re working on the honey-do list, or just relaxing, making your weekend up as you go along (those are the best kind), I’ll keep churnin’ out the tunes for you, and keep you up to date on what’s going on in St. Cloud this weekend.

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Sa 7:00 am - 10:00 am

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The Late Show Accent-Off: Minnesota Edition [Watch]

Comedian Maria Bamford and Late Show with Stephen Colbert writer Ariel Dumas square off in the Minnesota accent battle to end all Minnesota accent battles. Hang on, this is gonna be epic ya know. (Made me laugh.)

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Inconsistent Ice On Area Lakes Prompts Warnings [Listen]

Look at my list of biggest fears and you'll find 'falling through the ice' (just ahead of spending a Friday night at Chuck E Cheese). There have been an increase in reports of vehicles going through the ice recently, so this morning we spoke with local Minnesota DNR Conservation Officer Mike Crowell about how to stay safe.

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What Central Minnesota High School Has The Best Mascot? [Vote]

We started with more than 100 schools -- narrowed 'em down to the Top-40 vote-getters last week, and now it's down to The Final Ten, as we push towards a winner announcement Friday morning. Which Central Minnesota high school mascot will be named the best? That’s for you to decide.

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St. Cloud Gets Verbally Abused in Urban Dictionary, Let’s Change That

Whenever a term comes along that we're unfamiliar with -- we reach for Urban Dictionary, to get the street-sense idea of what something's all about. So this morning we decided to look up 'St. Cloud' and it wasn't pretty.  Quite frankly, it made us mad -- and we need you to help us do something about it.

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Vikings Among Early Hopefuls For Super Bowl 51

Just as the dust settles from Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco, Las Vegas odds-makers have rolled out the early odds for Super Bowl 51 next year in Houston -- and the Minnesota Vikings are among the top group of teams, installed at 20 to 1 to win it all in 2017.

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What’s the Difference Between a Caucus and a Primary?

With last Tuesday's Iowa caucuses in the rearview mirror, and the New Hampshire primary taking place today -- it's the perfect time to take a look at the difference between a caucus and a primary, and what role they play in electing a new president. I was curious so I did a little digging.

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Snow & Wind Prompt Watches & Warnings for Central Minnesota

Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for most of Minnesota, including Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties through Noon today. A Blizzard Warning is in effect for extreme Southwestern Minnesota, where whiteout conditions are occurring.

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St. Cloud Among Top-10 Hockey Towns In America

The number-crunchers at SmartAsset.com took on the task of ranking the best hockey towns in America, and when all the math was done it turned out that three of the Top-10 puck-a-licious cities -- including St. Cloud -- are appropriately right here in the State of Hockey. Here's the list:

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Huskies Fall 3-2 In Game 2 at Miami for Weekend Split

The #3 St. Cloud State Huskies (23-6-1) lost 3-2 Saturday night to the Miami (OH) Redhawks in Oxford, Ohio. With the loss, the Huskies remain tied for first place in the NCHC with North Dakota (idle this weekend) -- with 41 points each.

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Snow & Wind Prompt Watches & Warnings for Central Minnesota Sunday

A Blizzard Watch has been issued for a large portion of Southwestern Minnesota including Pope, Douglas, Swift, and Kandiyohi counties for Sunday afternoon & night. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect to the east of the Blizzard Watch area, including Stearns, Benton, and Sherburne counties.

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Huskies Drop Miami of Ohio 5-1, Go Again Tonight

The #3 St. Cloud State Huskies (23-5-1) skated past the Miami University Redhawks (10-13-3) 5-1 last night in Oxford Ohio -- stretching their unbeaten streak to seven games. The win moves SCSU back into a first place tie with North Dakota (idle this weekend) in the NCHC with 41 points each.

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Super Bowl Sunday Blizzard A Possibility For Western Minnesota

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch for most of Western Minnesota for Sunday afternoon and Sunday night -- including Alexandria, Willmar, Litchfield, and Hutchinson. The Blizzard Watch extends as far east as Douglas, Pope, and Swift counties.

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